Washing up against Waste!

Thursday 10th of October 2013

POSTED BY: Rebecca Prince-Ruiz (Earth Carers Coordinator)

Have you ever been to an event and noticed how much waste is produced? All those single-use coffee cups, plastic cups, straws, crockery and cutlery? It can be pretty overwhelming, particularly when it is a 'green' or 'eco' event.

Earlier this year we were delighted to be involved in running a washing up station at the fantastic St Luke's EcoFair in Mosman Park. Organisers wanted to reduce waste and asked food vendors not to use disposable packaging such as coffee cups and straws. Ceramic coffee cups and acrylic glass were provided to beverage vendors along with milk crates to put dirty cups in. Earth Carers volunteers collected items for the washing up station. A display about the problems of disposable plastic raised awareness about the issue. 

Now we have put together a washing-up kit to lend out to councils, schools and community groups in the western suburbs. It contains standard barista-size ceramic cups, acrylic glasses and everyhting you need to wash up for an event. Details of the kit and how it works can be found on this flyer.

Make your next event waste-free and more sustainable by using our washing-up station and say NO to single-use plastic.


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